About a year and a half ago I started working with some friends of mine who wanted to turn an upstairs attic space into a master bedroom. This was a really fun project for me because it is always fun to work with good friend, but also because these clients are super DIYers who could pull off just about anything I suggested. The space had a lot of potential to become a really nice bedroom, but as with any older home, there were a few quirky spaces to work around.
Here are a few of the before pictures:
This is the area that we turned into the main bedroom
We converted this side of the upstairs into the bathroom.
There were a few challenges that we needed to work around in this space. For one, due to where the pipe lines were we had to put the toilet next to the chimney wall. That put the toilet right smack in the middle of the bathroom. Also, the staircase is located almost in the center of the space which meant that we needed to work around it in order to have a logical flow between the bathroom, bedroom and closet.
I stopped by their house one evening and took measurements of the space along with some pictures to refer back to as I worked on a layout. Here is the plan that I came up with:
We decided to build the closet into the side of the space next to the stairs, creating a hallway into the bathroom on the other side. We built a short wall behind the toilet to create a little more privacy from the door and did a corner shower. A family friend built them a vanity that we located near the window in the bathroom.
Here was our inspiration for the bathroom:
My friends loved the rustic look of this vanity and the octagonal tile in the bathroom. One thing we wanted to achieve was to make the space light and airy.... very different from the attic space it had been.
And here is out finished product;
Isnt that vanity amazing?! We used a 3" octagonal marble tile for the main floor and painted the walls a light gray. The bedroom is also painted gray, but in a slightly darker shade.
In the shower we used small octagonal tiles for the floor and inset, then we used a larger subway tile for the walls. All of the tile is marble. I love how the glass shower really allows the space to feel large and open.
Renovation projects like this are always fun to me. I love the challenges that renovation of old homes brings and the satisfaction of seeing the finished product! Thank you to my friends for letting me help with this renovation and for letting me share it here!